Are magazines “old school” now? Perhaps, in some ways, yes. But, aside from online shopping, the internet still can’t provide the joy of finding something fun in your mailbox. The kids love getting things in the mail (and who can blame them – none of the bills have their names on them.) 😉 The kids’ were first introduced to the world of magazines several years ago when my mom bought the kids an annual subscription to ZooBooks. We’ve had a couple others over the past few years and I’ve decided that magazines are something I want to spend some school
I’m posting over at Successful Homemakers today about teaching kids to do their own laundry. Our laundry pile is always better when I follow these 6 habit tips (and worse when I don’t!) Come talk kids and laundry with me. =) —-> Teaching Kids to Be Responsible for Their Own Laundry <—-
Most kids don’t like chores. Well, I know for sure that MY kids don’t! If we’re really honest, I’ll admit that I don’t care much for chores either. But I *do* like the end result. I love a clean and comfortable room. I also like taking care of my family, being responsible and honoring God. This is my motivation and I’m teaching my kids that these are the reasons behind why they need to do their chores, too. We’ve tried a variety of systems for chores, with or without allowances. We’re *surviving* but our chore system can stand some improvement.
Summer is now upon us! For those of you with children in public and private schools, your children now have more free time on their hands and a greater probability of uttering the words, “Mom, I’m BORED.” For those of you who homeschool, you find yourself suddenly out of routine and in need of “something to do.”
Yes, it took me 5 Whole Seconds to come up with that lovely example of grammatical perfection you’ll find in that there title. =p A few days ago (5 to be exact,) we thought we might actually get a little helping of rain as a storm moved through our area of Texas. Inspired by Robin’s impromptu dance in the rain, and then Michelle’s example that followed, I asked the girls if they wanted to dance in the rain when it got here. “Dance in the rain??” “Sure, why not?” (I think they thought I must’ve flipped my lid: OUR mom
Summer boredom? Whiny kids? Running out of ideas? How about a list of TEN FUN THINGS to do this Summer?! Make your own craft and art supplies. Make chalk, paint, facepaint, goop, slime, you name it. Not only does it occupy them while they’re making something, but it gives them something to do afterward also. And it’s usually very economical too! For some craft and art recipes, check out this post and scroll down to the craft section. Stock up on cheap outside toys. At the beginning of each summer (or a little before) I hit the dollar stores and invest